Discover Your Hidden Strengths!

A seminar with 12,000 people where everyone is buzzing with energy – that’s what you get when you attend an event by Tony Robbins! He is one of the most well-known speakers globally and a coach to famous individuals such as Bill Clinton, Andre Agassi, Princess Diana, and Serena Williams. Last week, he was in London for the “Unleash the Power Within” program. It was already my third Tony Robbins event, but it remains impressive! 50 hours of seminar in 4 days, and returning home with more energy than you started with. You might wonder, how is that possible?

For me, a dilemma arose a few weeks ago. In the past 7 months, I’ve had 2 surgeries under general anesthesia, so my own energy level wasn’t optimal. Not really the ideal condition for such an event. Thus, 2 weeks before the event, I decided to temporarily quit coffee, alcohol, and refined sugars. This had the desired effect; I felt my energy immediately increasing!

Peak state

In addition to working on my own energy level, the seminar ensures that you don’t fall asleep. The substantive information and exercises are interspersed with a lot of dancing and jumping. You might think it’s nonsense, but the opposite is true. It makes you feel fitter and more energetic, putting you in a different “state” as Tony calls it. Learning is also much more effective when you’re in the right “state” (peak state). And you don’t have to keep jumping all the time; your body posture (standing upright with shoulders back) and a smile on your face already make a significant difference. The long days, from standing in line for a good spot at 7 am to the evening around 11 pm, were easy to endure!

Walking barefoot over burning coals!

During the first day of the seminar, the firewalk takes place: walking barefoot over burning coals. This was my second time, so I found it less nerve-wracking than last year, but I did have the thought, ‘am I too relaxed?’. You might wonder, how can you walk over coals of up to 260 degrees with bare feet? A whole process takes place to get you in the right state so that you’re ultimately convinced you can do it, and then you can. During this preparation, I accidentally got a hit in my face from an ecstatic dancing participant, so I had to go to the first aid. It turned out to be not too bad, but I wondered if I could still do the firewalk. After all, I had missed a significant part of the preparation. A coach then said to me: ‘this is just like in real life, sometimes you’re fully prepared and go for it, but there is an unexpected setback.’ Are you going to be discouraged, or can you turn it around to keep going for it?


Ultimately, you spend 4 days focusing on what you want in your life and how to achieve it. What is holding you back from having the life you desire? If you believe you can do something, then you can! After all, you can also walk barefoot over burning coals. So, what limiting thoughts are preventing you from succeeding? For example, thinking that you can’t do it or that you weren’t born for it, and there are many more such thoughts. If you can turn these into positive thoughts, you’ll achieve much more.

Here are 3 tips I’d like to share with you:

  • Ensure that you maintain good energy because it allows you to achieve more, and things become easier.
  • Focus on what you want instead of what you don’t want. Where focus goes, energy flows!
  • Use positive language. For example, if you often use words like difficult, heavy, or complicated, you’ll feel very different than if you use positive words like challenge and learning opportunity

These insights are also incorporated into the offerings of Carpe Vita. If you want to know more, feel free to get in touch.